Buggyra ready to ship out
This morning, the Buggyra Racing team has left heading to Marseille. All the vehicles must get to the French harbour in order to be shipped out on a special ferry. That will deliver the vehicles to the Saudi Arabian harbour Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea.
Petr Marek, the head of team logistics and the operational director of the Buggyra Technology Centre, has sent 8 vehicles and 16 drivers to France. “For the first time ever, we’re entering 4 racing specials in Dakar. So, it’s not such a high number considering that. We need to be there by December 2nd at 11:00 am, so we don’t leave anything to chance,” said the team veteran, who was with Martin Koloc when he won his first European championship title in truck racing.
“Unlike in the previous years, a technical scrutineering won’t take place in Marseille, due to the COVID-19. The French side is strictly against any kind of crowding,” explains the team manager Jan Kalivoda. “The technical scrutineering will now take place on December 30th in Jeddah, so we leave to Saudi Arabian on December 27th, because we need to stay in quarantine for 48 hours after the arrival. Then, we will undergo COVID-19 testing.” All that even though the team members will undergo the same tests just before flying out. They also chose to go by a private plane, to be more flexible. “While it doesn’t make much sense, on the other hand, we’re just excited that the Dakar is going to happen at all. Luckily, the organisers have a previous experience with the Tour de France, that went better than expected, despite all the obstacles.”